PCMA Launches Silent Auction to Support Meetings Research, Education

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Education Foundation has launched an online silent auction, proceeds of which will support scholarships, education and research benefiting the meetings industry, it announced this week.

PCMA's 2010 Silent Auction—which is accepting bids in $100 increments at pcma.org/silentauction—includes more than 100 different packages ranging in value from $100 to over $20,000, including, for instance, two tickets to the 2011 GRAMMY Awards, a five-night trip to Greece and an African safari.

"Each year the silent auction plays an integral role in raising the funds necessary for the Foundation to continue its mission," PCMA Education Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Barry Smith said in a statement. "It's a testament to our industry's generosity that even in these economic times, our volunteers have compiled over 100 truly unique package. The significant funds raised from this year's auction will enable the Foundation to continue to give back to the meetings industry while meeting many of the goals set for 2010."

PCMA's 2010 Silent Auction will remain open through May and will close onsite at the PCMA Education Foundation's Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement, taking place May 26, 2010, in Washington, D.C.

For more information, or to place a bid, visit pcma.org/silentauction.